FOLLOWING the success of recent events hosted in Fremantle, ACFS Port Logistics and Freight & Trade Alliance are expanding coverage to support the South Australian import sector in the lead up to the brown marmorated stink bug season.

ACFS Port Logistics is a large, privately-owned container logistics operator in Australia, moving more than 1.2m TEU annually.

The previous 2018–19 BMSB season stretched Australia’s border biosecurity system close to breaking point and had severe impacts on sections of the shipping and importing industries.

In response and as a part of a national education campaign, Andrew Crawford from FTA will lead a technical session focused on operational requirements to mitigate the risk of BMSB incursion through treatment options, increased utilisation of the 19.2. Automatic Entry Processing for Commodities Approved Arrangements and new “safeguarding arrangement” options.

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Importantly, the session will also help industry navigate its way through revised policy pertaining to LCL/FAK consignments.

Mr Crawford said the session will address what industry should be doing now in the lead up to the new season.

“It is essential that importers, customs brokers, freight forwarders and master consolidators have a thorough understanding of policy changes, examine compliance options and establish commercial arrangements with key suppliers onshore and abroad,” Mr Crawford said.

“Planning is essential to avoid ongoing lengthy clearance delays and high detention costs”.

Arthur Tzaneros, managing director & CEO of ACFS Port Logistics said that the forum will demonstrate current capabilities and longer term initiatives.

“We look forward to partnering with FTA and ongoing engagement with the South Australian trade sector to meet immediate operational needs and to be in a position to best support the industry in the years ahead.”

Registration details are available www.FTAlliance.com.au/upcoming-events

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